Journal of Laser Applications Incorporates Robust Functionality of AIP's Scitation Platform

AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) (, today announced the re-launch of the Laser Institute of America’s Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) ( on AIP’s innovative Scitation hosting platform. As part of a new strategic partnership agreement between the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and AIP, LIA designated AIP to publish their flagship journal on behalf of the society.

“AIP’s powerful Scitation platform enables us to better serve our readers, raise the profile of our organization, and reinforce our commitment to disseminate the knowledge of laser applications and laser safety worldwide,” said LIA Executive Director, Peter Baker. “Making our content available to more users and making it more useable can only serve to enhance the strong reputation that JLA has built over the years.”

Scitation has infused JLA with a broad range of interactive features, helping users find the content they need more quickly. Researchers will discover redesigned abstract pages, including related articles, article outlines, and an article objects tab, which provides direct access to tables and figures. New table of contents pages offer expandable abstracts and keywords. JLA users will also benefit from enhanced search functions, including faceted results and intuitive search suggestions, which filter results and help them find relevant information more quickly.

In addition, JLA now features dynamic full-text HTML, including a slide-out navigation bar, inline links to references, and inline search, which reveals lists of popular related articles. JLA now also offers a streamlined mobile version of its website.

“We believe that LIA’s Journal of Laser Applications will grow from strength to strength backed by the power of enhanced discoverability and innovative engineering found in AIP’s Scitation hosting platform,” said Robert Harington, Publisher, AIP Partnerships.

First published in 1988, Journal of Laser Applications has long been a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the diverse applications of photonic technology, including materials processing, laser safety, and sensing and measurement.

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